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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 66,356 People

    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 18 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    divinitydragon divinitydragon 22-25, M 9 mins ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    i dont even want to think about those people

    (including my dad) who think this isnt serious... that im just faking it to not have to go to school. i would give like anything to have normal life. normal thoughts... ugh.. hate this
    sannih sannih 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 95 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27, 2014

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 26 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Does anyone deal with agitated depression?

    Sometimes these feelings come across me and they are so strong and scary. Anyone else have any insight or tips?
    candywave candywave 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 28 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    I've lost my spark. Life has lost it's flavor.

    My world is now without color.
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 15 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Am I depressed? I really just don't know.

    .. I think about ending my life the whole time, basically 24/7 but I know in my heart that I could never do it. I don't cut myself either. But I can't stop thinking about how much I don't want to live anymore. I thought it would get better but I've only learnt to hide it even...
    flower300 flower300 16-17, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I have battled depression

    for years. I've never been diagnosed due to not trusting any of my therapists enough to actually tell them what's wrong more than my ADD symptoms. I hate the nights when I don't know what is wrong but I am so upset. All I want to do is zone out to music and pretend that I don't...
    notjustthegirlnextdoor notjustthegirlnextdoor 22-25, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Dear Mind, please shut the **** up,

    I'm trying to be happy.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 33 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    no matter what your going through.

    get up, get pretty, and carry on :)
    darkprinsus darkprinsus 13-15, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    oh okay.. this is again the part of the night i

    cry without a reason. nice. i wish there would be a way out of this ****...
    sannih sannih 18-21, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Im done talking to guys

    or even trying bec everytime I do they either have a boyfriend or just not interested bec im so ugly :( #foreveralone #ugly #useless
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 35 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Hang in there. We all have our battles

    but life does get better.
    drgonzo5 drgonzo5 22-25, M 12 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 36 Responses Aug 28, 2014

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Medications been upped again,

    and I know that my phyciatrist still plans to increase it... Still feel like my life has no meaning... Going to study at university so I at least have something to do, and get a job out of it... But it's also so I can get my mum off my back about getting a 'life' -.-
    catho catho 18-21, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    We should seriously make a show about going to

    different places around the world and help people that are depressed and suicidal. Idk it just came in my mind
    kjonesr kjonesr 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Technology makes me depressed.

    Im specifically talking about my cell phone. I get sucked into this technological world where human contact is obsolete. I hang on every post, every text, waiting for this life to unfold....and if it doesn't happen.... you watch others have a life you think you want. Not...
    TearsWW TearsWW 31-35, F 13 hrs ago

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    If I had a gun I probably wouldn't be alive

    right now. Life sucks for me right now and I really just want to die.
    sadly203 sadly203 18-21 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 53 Responses Jan 18

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    Hey guys. So like it's been six weeks,

    near the end of Australian school holidays but still like five days to go. I mean I'm still alive but I'm barely breathing (all those script fans out there ;)). Like, the only person I trust and can actually talk to is my teacher, whom I obviously can't talk to for six weeks. I...
    Greenvines123 Greenvines123 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Depression, cutting,

    and strong suicidal thoughts just cause the ones closest to you to just distance themselves from you and that just make it all hurt even more because on top of the depression, suicidal thoughts and self-harm you now have a lonely heart that's shattered into a million pieces and...
    rokrchik1211 rokrchik1211 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The heaviness in my heart seems to be pulling

    my hollow, decaying body through the floor
    thatgirlruth thatgirlruth 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    What is a normal life?

    Being fixated on school grades with an attention span as far as sex, partying, and video games, going to a college to learn things you don't really need, and working 9-to-5 work days every week? Is that the dream?
    SturmWind SturmWind 16-17, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    any girls avail to talk?

    ? really needing to just slill
    SportsGraphCollector SportsGraphCollector 22-25, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    My depression is really bad today.

    I feel like ****. I was seriously considering acting on my suicidal thoughts last night, it would've had a good chance of working because of the storm, no way to leave the house and it would've been hard to get help here. The only thing keeping me here right now is my dog...
    ces588 ces588 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 17 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    It's actually been going great.

    The medication seems to be working. But, every once in a while, I'll feel a little down and I'll have bad thoughts, but that doesn't occur as often as it used to. I mean, I'm actually happy right now :)
    MusicJunkie666 MusicJunkie666 18-21, M 45 mins ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 19 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    XxSxarletxX XxSxarletxX 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Broken crayons still color.

    People are like crayons. we start off our lives like a brand new crayon pointed with the paper still on. Through our lives we break, lose our paper, and turn into a little nub. But at the end of the day we can still color the picture just as well as any other crayon. So don...
    Livinglife95 Livinglife95 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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